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The mother of a bride killed by a drunk driver on her wedding day is taking legal action against her son-in-law, accusing him of fraud and 'dishonoring my daughter' amid a row about insurance claims and settlement cash.
Samantha Miller, 34, was killed on April 28 while she was celebrating her wedding at Folly Beach in South Carolina.
Jamie Lee Komoroski, 26, was three times over the legal driving limit when she smashed her car into Miller's golf cart, which was carrying the bride and her new husband, Aric Hutchinson, 36. He was left severely injured.
Miller's mother Lisa was initially effusive in her praise of Hutchinson, saying he was like a son to her.
But she has now petitioned the court to remove him as executor of his late wife's estate - even claiming that their marriage was not legitimate.
At stake is a potentially large legal settlement.
Samantha Miller, 34, and Aric Hutchinson, 36, are pictured on their April 28 wedding day. She would be killed by a drunk driver shortly after this photo was taken
A Toyota Camry driven by Jamie Lee Komoroski, 26, is seen smashing through the fence
Jamie Lee Komoroski, 26, is pictured in a mugshot after the fatal crash
In October, two South Carolina beach bars settled a wrongful-death lawsuit for allowing Komoroski to get 'visibly intoxicated' before she crashed. The Crab Shack and The Drop In Bar & Deli were among several companies which agreed to settle with Miller's estate, as did Progressive Northern Insurance Co.
The amounts of the settlements have not been made public and a judge still has to approve the petition of approval of the death settlement.
Lisa Miller has challenged the settlements in court - filing, then withdrawing, then refiling a motion to intervene in the case.
She told The Post and Courier that she felt Hutchinson was sidelining her from the payout, which is not what her daughter